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Old 10-27-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Hello everyone
Sorry to bother you all and sorry if my english is not so great
I am from Europe and I am a student at American College. I got the opportunity to go to Colorado Springs for 6 months co-op. That's next summer and fall, just when I pass classes that I have to take this year.

I've already been in the states for several times and enjoyes it, but never been to Colorado. I am worried about how am I going to fit in and adapt, how can I find apartment that won't eat my whole salary, is it a good idea to buy or to rent a car because when I have days off I might want to go to the mall or some other town...
And climate also, we have very mild winters and very hot summers. How about Colorado? What clothes do I have to take with me?

I am afraid actually that I'm going to be totally lost and that I might regret my decision. People in my town are pretty greedy and just seek money so I am used on that kind of treating, but still it's not the same when you are in your country and when you are in a foreign country.
If somebody has any idea, where should I start? Where can I rent apartment that is close to the Broadmoor hotel? Where to buy some cheap car? Thank you all
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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If you are coming to work at the Broadmoor then the Human Resources Department should be able to help you find housing, or put you in touch with other J-1's to room together.

The climate will be warm-hot summers, cool to cold winters, but it is a dry climate with lots of sunshine and very enjoyable.

People in Colorado are generally not money obsessed, we all want to make a living, but we enjoy nature and the outdoors too.

Hopefully someone closer to Colorado Springs can give you some additional information.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Clay Center, KS
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I arrived here in Colorado Springs just a little over a month ago from the Philippines and it's been great. People are so far have been very friendly. Love the weather including the 2 times it snowed here this month You can rent apartments around town and would be better that you buy a cheap car so you will be able to get around.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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Thank you guys.
I am just concerned about everything, I hope that the hotel will help us accomodate. 22 of students from my college are coming so I won't be alone
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